horse sense
noun Date: 1832 common sense

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  • Horse sense — Horse Horse (h[^o]rs), n. [AS. hors; akin to OS. hros, D. & OHG. ros, G. ross, Icel. hross; and perh. to L. currere to run, E. course, current Cf. {Walrus}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A hoofed quadruped of the genus {Equus}; especially, the domestic horse… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horse sense — {n.}, {informal} A good understanding about what to do in life; good judgment; wisdom in making decisions. * /Bill had never been to college, but he had plenty of horse sense./ * /Some people are well educated and read many books, but still do… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • horse sense — {n.}, {informal} A good understanding about what to do in life; good judgment; wisdom in making decisions. * /Bill had never been to college, but he had plenty of horse sense./ * /Some people are well educated and read many books, but still do… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • horse sense — 1832, American English colloquial, from HORSE (Cf. horse) (n.), perhaps in referfence to the animal s qualities, or the abilites of hostlers and coachmen with the animals, perhaps from the same association of strong, large, coarse found in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • horse sense — horse ,sense noun uncount INFORMAL the ability to make sensible decisions and judgments. The less informal word is common sense …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • horse sense — see SENSE n 2 …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • horse sense — horse′ sense n. common sense • Etymology: 1825–35, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • horse sense — ► NOUN informal ▪ common sense …   English terms dictionary

  • horse sense — ☆ horse sense n. Informal common sense …   English World dictionary

  • horse sense — noun sound practical judgment Common sense is not so common he hasn t got the sense God gave little green apples fortunately she had the good sense to run away • Syn: ↑common sense, ↑good sense, ↑gumption, ↑sense, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • horse\ sense — noun informal A good understanding about what to do in life; good judgment; wisdom in making decisions. Bill had never been to college, but he had plenty of horse sense. Some people are well educated and read many books, but still do not have… …   Словарь американских идиом

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